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Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) - Du Qinglin, head of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee, met with private representatives of the 14th Dalai Lama in Beijing recently, the department said Thursday.
By Jim Yardley Huang Yuanxi contributed research. * Chinese officials and senior envoys of the Dalai Lama opened their latest round of negotiations over Tibet on Tuesday amid international pressure for a breakthrough less than six weeks before Beijing plays host to the Olympic Games.
World News IN BRIEF *BEIJING China resumed fence-mending talks with envoys of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in a move that could improve its international image in the weeks before it hosts the Olympics.
BEIJING _ Chinese and Tibetan envoys on Tuesday began their first formal talks since bloody protests swept Tibetan areas of western China three months ago, in a dialogue that may affect the Olympic Games here next month.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo New Delhi, July 1 Kyodo - Chinese government officials and envoys of the Dalai Lama began a second round of talks Tuesday in Beijing, a spokesman of the Tibetan government-in-exile said.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By John Duce] Beijing, June 30 Kyodo - A group of envoys from the Dalai Lama arrived in Beijing on Monday for talks with Chinese government officials aimed at easing tension after Tibet and neighbouring provinces were hit by riots earlier this year.
An official Chinese commentary accused the Dalai Lama on Wednesday of collaborating with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, rejecting the Tibetan leader's overtures and casting a shadow over fence-mending talks.
LHASA, China (Reuters) - Days after China bound itself closer to Tibet with a new railway, a senior official accused the Dalai Lama, the region's exiled spiritual leader, of seeking to split China and play politics with religion.
By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - First passengers on the world's highest railway were set to leave Beijing on Saturday bound for Tibet, a symbol of power and progress to China that critics say spells cultural and environmental loss to the Tibetan people.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Two former Tibetan political prisoners who were part of a group known as the "singing nuns" have left the mountainous Chinese region and gone into exile in India, an advocacy group said on Wednesday.
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